Former Tottenham defender Kyle Walker believes that his move to Manchester City has been justified after winning the Premier League title.
The right-back departed White Hart Lane last summer in a £45million deal and was part of the City side which beat Spurs 3-1 at Wembley on the weekend.
Walker, in fairness, did not celebrate any of City’s three goals and was generally given a decent reception by the Spurs fans, although there were some pockets of boos.
“Winning the Carabao Cup [in February] was a step in the right direction,” Walker told the HamHigh. “But to be in the Premier League since I was 19, playing all the games I’ve played in it, to not win the Premier League… It was a little bit devastating for me not to do with it with Tottenham. But to come here in my first season and [do it], it’s fantastic for me.
“You always say ‘is the grass greener on the other side?’ and it looks at this rate as if it is, but we need to continue. We can’t just stop at the one Premier League title.
“We need to go on and do that over a number of years before I think we’re regarded as one of the top teams to ever win the Premier League.”
Walker is hoping that Tottenham can finally lift some silverware this season and suggested that the FA Cup is ‘a big trophy for them’ and also referenced Mauricio Pochettino’s comments before the match when the Spurs boss suggested that the fans should give Walker a good reception.
“I heard what the Tottenham boss said, and I think that just shows the respect we have for each other,” he said. “Whatever you read in the media, I know what really happened. I know the truth behind it.
“He can tell his story, I can tell my story but I won’t stand here and start slagging people off because that’s not what I’m about. I left because it felt like a time in my career where I needed to move on, and luckily it’s worked out.
“Do Tottenham have a squad that can win trophies? Most definitely. They’ve got Manchester United in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, which is a big trophy for them to go and win. Please God they go and do that, and I’m not just saying that.
“The lads deserve it, every single one of them. They work hard every day, and not just the lads but the coaching staff as well. For them to go and do that, when it’s probably a season where they were getting a lot of ifs and buts, that would be very good for them.”
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